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Over the past 20 years as a business advisor and career coach, Mark has been guiding athletes, executives and entrepreneurs to their fullest potential.  He hosts his "Make Your Mark" podcast, focusing on athletes who are making a positive impact post playing career, and wrote “Win Again”, the job search playbook for athletes who need the tips and strategies needed to land a great new job, or boost their entrepreneurial ventures.

He is a keynote speaker and panelist at numerous business, entrepreneur and career seminars, graduate school conferences and industry events, and has been featured in Forbes, CNBC,, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance,, VIKTRE, LA Talk Radio, and others.

Mark is a graduate of Colgate University with a degree in economics. He supports the Keep On Playing Foundation, dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth, the Wounded Warrior Project, assisting our military’s veterans with their transition into the civilian workforce, and YearUp, working with young adults as they enter the business world. As a longtime Manhattan resident, he plays ice hockey, softball, squash and golf, and coaches Little League.

Mark makes it very easy for all current and retired athletes to follow his guidance to transition into business. In fact, I’ve been using his strategies now to boost my current speaking business. You will see that Mark’s tips will benefit you not just now but for years to come.
— Theo Fleury, NHL All-Star - Olympian
“I reached out to Mark after seeing his presentation on the NHLCA website. I was preparing to go through an interview process and was impressed with many of his suggestions and tips for the preparation and actual interview. His advice to turn the process into a conversation vs a formal interview resonated with me and helped me achieve my next employment opportunity. I have passed on his advice to both family and friends as they navigate the interview process. Mark’s book WIN AGAIN is the perfect resource for anyone I have played with or coached as they enter the exciting but uncertain second stage of their life.”
— - Kevin Dineen, NHL All Star and Coach
“Mark asked me to join a panel discussion surrounding the transition from student-athlete to next steps, as I was a Division 1 women’s hockey player at Colgate University, and we played in the NCAA Championship Game in 2018. Over the course of a few calls he had transformed my LinkedIn profile to present my athletic mindset in a business-like manner, given me a much higher level of confidence when growing my network, and best of all, offered it in a way that made me feel at ease with his approach, all while sharing several laughs along the way. The advice that stood out was how the traits that I have developed as an athlete can be used to great advantage in any non-athletic setting. He was able to help me develop a more professional mindset in regards to my career path, and he was able to offer insightful suggestions on how to reach my current career goals. I strongly encourage all athletes, both current and retired, to reach out to Mark!”
— Kaila Pinkney - NCAA Division 1 Hockey and Professional
“After over a decade of training and competing, I retired from sport in 2004 as an Olympian in rowing. Like many athletes, I found the transition into the working world to be quite challenging. Mark’s insightful methodology demystifies the process and makes it easy for any athlete to approach what is typically the very difficult transition from sport to career. Mark provides an easy to follow roadmap for helping athletes translate the characteristics that made them successful on the field to those that will make them successful in business. .”
— Garrett Klugh